Students nationwide might be erring on the side of practicality by straying away from liberal arts majors during the economic downturn, but that is not the case at UNC.
The American Political Science Association discussed the trend at their conference last week, but Sarah Treull, an adviser and a political science professor at UNC, confirmed that political science is still one the most popular majors at UNC.
Although some students focus more on job security during times of economic recessions, there is still value in the liberal arts major, she said.
“The truth is that majoring in liberal arts — political science specifically— will provide a student with the skills to succeed in any career,” Treul said. “Students who major in political science learn how to think critically, analyze arguments and data, and write.”
“These skills are essential to landing a job in most any field and applicale to a wide-range of careers.”